Starting Range: $45,000.00 - $53,500.00, depending on qualifications
This is highly responsible professional and administrative position in assisting the Chief of Police in the activities of general services, community relations, communications and finance. Work involves an understanding of the programs and policies of the department and how those, in turn, interrelate with the city as a whole.
The position is responsible for a variety of clerical, records, communications and public contact work, including a variety of assignments, projects and program management. Perform administrative duties including payroll, correspondence, police analyses and management reports. Assist Records Department with FOIA and Subpoena video requests and redactions. Assist front desk operations and records department. Serve as the Court Officer and Administrative Hearing Clerk multiple times a month.
Oversee the Police Department’s media relations, social media and marketing. Act as a Police Liaison/Community Service Officer as needed. This position has an emphasis on representing the Police Department on community committees, advisory boards and community functions. Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief of Police. Assist in developing, organizing and presenting outreach activities and volunteer programs related to crime prevention and emergency preparedness. Serve as a liaison among the community, City departments and various other organizations. Maintain crime prevention literature and materials for programs.
This position wears many hats on a day to day basis:
Graduate with an Associate’s degree, preferable a Bachelor’s degree and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to write, type or feel objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision with the ability to adjust focus. Work includes the use of a computer, adding machine, fax machine and copier.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Must be able to successfully pass a thorough background investigation that includes showing a clean record regarding felony and/or misdemeanor convictions or arrests. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment physical/drug screen examination following a conditional employment offer.
This class specification is intended merely to identify the class and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned to individuals holding this position. It should not be interpreted as describing all the duties whose performance may ever be required of such employees, or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.
Position is open until filled.
Interested candidates are required to send a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Bill Caponigro, Chief of Police
Prospect Heights Police Department
14 E. Camp McDonald Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
847-398-5511 ext. 151
The City of Prospect Heights, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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